It was a long day for the Greenbriar Amateur Athletic Club yesterday, but it sure was fun. Well, the back end of the day was fun.
Without question, the highlight was the arrival of the rugby team from Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. We have Nick and Sam staying with us and all I can say is that their school and country could not have two better ambassadors.
First, though, I am left to wonder why we call them the lads. I guess it’s because they are rugby players from down under? From the instant they arrived, Laura referred to them in a text as lads, and that seemed 100 per cent what I expected. Whatever, they are not the boys or the guys, they are the lads. Unlike our Finnish guests of several winters ago, they speak English (duh) and with not as much Aussie accent as you might suspect.
They are unflinchingly polite and well-mannered and both have terrific senses of humour and they picked up NHL14 on PS3 with very quickly. I didn’t get home from work until about 730p last night and the lads and our boys were all in the basement watching the NHL playoffs. They seem to enjoy hockey – men with sticks on ice hitting one another – and were anxious to see a fight. Continue reading